Skip to Main Content


Susan Link Provides Commentary on Prince's Estate for MPR

April 25, 2016

Following the tragic news of the death of Prince, Susan Link was interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio on April 24, 2016, for an article examining the legendary musician's estate. Titled "Prince's wealth likely to remain a mystery in death," the article shares that while Prince "crafted a flamboyant persona through his music," the mystery and privacy he exhibited off stage extended to his business activities, making his true worth difficult to figure out.

Susan shared that it's very unlikely that something filed will disclose the value of [Prince's] estate, adding, "There are many ways Prince's wealth could be discretely distributed. To keep things private, you'd make sure that it's titled in trust or things like life insurance. If you name a beneficiary on it, it goes to the beneficiary and nobody ever knows who that is."

The article notes two exceptions: 1) If Prince wanted certain charitable donations made public; and 2) if anyone contests the distribution of assets, it could make a trust and related agreements part of the public court during the legal fight.

To read the full article, go to: MPR—Prince's Wealth Likely to Remain Mystery.

Susan Link practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust administration. She works closely with families to plan the disposition of their assets, both during lifetime and at death, and to accomplish the optimal estate and gift tax planning for clients through wills, trusts, and other instruments. Additionally, Susan serves as the program director of Minnesota Wills for Heroes. The Wills for Heroes program, sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association, is designed to provide free legal services for the preparation of basic estate planning documents for Minnesota first responders. She is also a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.


Thank you for your interest in contacting us by email.

Please do not submit any confidential information to Maslon via email on this website. By communicating with us we are not establishing an attorney-client relationship, and information you submit will not be protected by the attorney-client privilege and cannot be treated as confidential. A client relationship will not be formed until we have entered into a formal agreement. You should also be aware that we may currently represent parties whose interests may be adverse to yours, and we reserve the right to continue to represent them notwithstanding any communication we receive from you.

If you would like to discuss possible representation, please call one of our attorneys directly or use our general line (p 612.672.8200). We can then fully discuss our intake procedures and, if appropriate, introduce you to an attorney suited to assist with your matter. Alternatively, you may send us an email containing a general inquiry subject to these terms.

If you accept the terms of this notice and would like to send an email, click on the "Accept" button below. Otherwise, please click "Decline."